Shirley K. James obituary

Contact: Deanne Puca

Shirley K. James, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died July 18. She was 75.

James, of Kalamazoo, joined the WMU staff in 1977 and retired in 2001 after almost 24 years of service to the University. She was a head cook in Davis Dining Hall.

Service and remembrances

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Twelve Baskets Food Pantry of Portage. Visit to make a memorial guestbook entry.